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Democracy Now! Thursday, May 8, 2003


Published May 8, 2003


Looks Like News, Sounds Like News - But Paid for By Drug Companies
Morley Safer of 60 Minutes Introduced Hundreds of Fake “News Breaks” Broadcast On Public Television; CNN’s Aaron Brown and CBS’ Walter Cronkite May Back Out After a News Expose Revealed Newscasters Were Blurring the Line Between New and Advertising

Global AIDS, TB and Malaria Fund Facing Massive Shortfall in Funding: The US Has Given $200 Million Out of a Requested $3.5 Billion Per Year
While the pharmaceutical industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, lobbying, and political campaign contributions in the last few years, a new Congressional study has found that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is threatened by a lack of money.

Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz Secretly Create New Pentagon-Based Intelligence Unit
Pulitizer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh examines the role the office of special plans in the lead-up to Invading Iraq.

Harsh New York Rockefeller Drug Laws Turn 30: Hip Hop Pioneer Russell Simmons & Anthony Papa Who Served 12 Years for a First-Time Offense Call for Repeal of the Laws
Three decades ago today, New York became the first state in the nation to require harsh prison sentences for all drug offenders.

A Look at How a Single Officer in Tulia Texas Arrested 46 People On False, Trumped-Up Drug Charges: Falsely Convicted Suspects Join us in the Studio
In the tiny town of Tulia, Texas in 1999, a single under-cover officer arrested 43 people arrested on charges of selling small amounts of cocaine. The officer had no corroborating evidence in the biggest drug sting in local history.


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